The Behavior Analysis Advocacy Network (BAAN) advocacy efforts have been focused on promoting access to care for military parents and TRICARE providers during the past several years. While gains have been made for some individual providers, more progress must be made. BAAN will share methodologies employed to equip attendees with the tools necessary to access solutions for common challenges. They will also receive ethical guidance on what to do when they are unable to make their desired progress. Options for providers and families to self-advocate are not always clearly laid out. Attendees will receive strategies for handling conflict resolution that emphasize both professional conduct and optimal outcomes. Recommendations will be aligned with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Compliance Code standards and effective communication processes.
All participants will receive:
- 2 Learning BACB® CEUs that count towards ethics requirement
- Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Compliance Code standards that apply to conflict resolution and funding source engagement
- A review of current challenges being faced by those participating in the Autism Care Demonstration (ACD) program
- Recommended approaches for dealing with funding source challenges that align with the BACB Compliance Code
- Examples and discussion about how to implement the recommendations
ABOUT THE PRESENTER – Rebecca Womack
Since graduating from her master’s program at North Dakota State University, Rebecca has been privileged to serve adults and children using applied behavior analysis (ABA) in a variety of capacities. From facility-based care, to working group homes, day centers, schools, and homes of families, her experience includes implementing evidence-based therapy across multiple settings. She has traveled across the United States and overseas to provide consultation for families with children who have autism. Additional experiences include administrative work, presentations, oversight of center and home-based services, staff and parent training, and supervision. As the Executive Director for the Behavior Analysis Advocacy Network (BAAN), she works closely with policy makes to preserve services and the continuity of care for children with autism. In addition to facilitating provider and family concerns, she also disseminates information on clinical and ethical practices relating to funding source requirements. Whatever the role, her ultimate goal is to always make a significant impact through effective and efficient services utilizing the science of behavior analysis.